[Tempo: no fixed tempo]
Polyrhythms rule with an almost wanton flair, as staccato horn parts dance in, and around, a syncopated rhythm section. Airy female vocals wander in from someplace otherworldly, before a male voice joins and begins edging things towards a Latin direction. [Lyrics by Joseph Conrad, translated to Spanish by Abraham Gomez-Delgado] [Tempo: Mid-tempo]
Literally explosive, atonal swatches of sound build up from a low throb to an almost invasive presence somewhere between armies in pitched battle and an alien attack from above. [Tempo: Mid-tempo]
Eerie electronic tones are joined by spacey flute and cornet musings, before bass and percussion enter and lay down a thick, funky sonic carpet, with cornet, flute, vibraphone and fiddle, separately or in combination, contributing to a swirling kaleidoscope of sound.
Shrill piccolo, flute, and ethereal, murmuring electronic tones create an atmosphere of quiet mystery, especially when paired with a series of deep, solemn thrums reminiscent of whale song. Unsettling, yet peaceful and reassuring.
Shimmering cymbals, cornet, and electronic birdsong, supported by roiling percussion, create a jungle-like atmosphere which hovers somewhere between celebration and dread. The ensemble then states the theme roughly halfway into the piece, and a sparkling cornet solo adds shape to the murky ambience.